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Scientists worry machines may outsmart man!
Posted by spirited on 26 July, 2009
A robot that can open doors and find electrical outlets to recharge itself, can potentially come close to a machine that can kill autonomously!
Impressed and at the same time alarmed by advances in artificial intelligence, a group of scientists are debating whether there should be limits on research that might lead to loss of human control over computer-based systems. Robots are increasingly carrying a growing share of society's workload, from waging war to chatting with customers on the phone.
Their concern is that further advances could create profound social disruptions and even have dangerous Frankensteinsque consequences.
While the computer scientists agreed that we are a long way from Hal, the computer that took over the spaceship in "2001: A Space Odyssey," they said there was legitimate concern that technological progress would transform the work force by destroying a widening range of jobs, as well as force humans to learn to live with machines that increasingly copy human behaviors.
The researchers however discounted the possibility of highly centralized superintelligences and the idea that intelligence might spring spontaneously from the Internet. But they agreed that robots that can kill autonomously are either already here or will be soon!!
So watch out!
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rizmaria wrote on 27 July, 2009
this reminds me of Will Smiths movie, I Robot
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